The City of Austin offers a wide variety of outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities through its Parks and Recreation Department.  For complete information on annual programs or the availability of facilities, contact:

Austin Parks & Recreation Office
400 4th Ave NE

Facilities                                Users
RCC Baseball                          Austin High School, American Complex

                                                Legion, VFW, Austin Youth Baseball

                                                Adult leagues, Lyle/Pacelli High

Todd Park Softball Complex

Todd Park North Diamond
2400 11th St. NE

Todd Park South Diamond
1300 21st Ave. NE

Nine fields total in the North and South Complexes.  Field number ten, a baseball field, is on the east side of the North Complex.  Users include Park & Recreation Adult & Youth leagues, Austin schools and Youth Baseball and various tournaments.

Todd Park Soccer Complex

Three soccer fields in northwest Todd Park. Users include Park & Recreation leagues, traveling soccer teams, adult leagues.

Municipal Pool
A 50-meter, 8-lane pool opened in 1986.  Features include a separate diving well, with a 16-ft climbing wall, tot pool & play area, 104-ft waterslide, concession area and bathhouse.

Izaak Walton Cabin
Acquired in the fall of 1996, the facility is used for rentals and in- house programs.  Available by reservation only. For special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc.  Call Park & Rec. for more information at 433- 1881.

Veterans Pavilion
104 SW 9 Place

Available by reservations (April 15—October 15 weather permitting) for special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc. Call Park & Rec. for more information at 433-1881.

East Side Lake Gazebo
Oakland Pl NE

Available by reservations (April 15—October 15 weather permitting) for special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc. Call Park & Rec. for more information at 433-1881.

Skating Areas & Hockey Rinks
There are 3 outdoor skating areas within the community.  The skating season generally runs from December 26 through February 20. Supervised warming houses are located at Kaufman, 6 - 9pm weekdays & 1 - 5, 6 - 9 weekends, Sherman & Galloway, on weekends.

Skating Rinks:
Kaufman Park (outdoor)          bring your own skates

Galloway Park (outdoor)          bring your own skates
Riverside Arena (indoor)         open to the public on specific dates,
                                                skate rental available
Packer Arena (indoor)             open to the public on specific dates,
                                                skate rental available

Austin Bruins Hockey Team:  Austin's own Junior League Hockey team plays 29 home games at Riverside Arena.

Austin Skate Park:  In-line skaters and skate boards can enjoy a free outdoor Tier 1 park; 2840 Hormel Century Pkwy.

Riverside Arena And Packer Arena
This facility is city owned, maintained by the Street Department and scheduled by the Parks and Rec. Department.  The ice season begins in November and continues through mid-March (Packer Arena October - April).  Users include the public, Austin Youth Hockey, Austin High School and Riverside Figure Skating Club.  The facility is also available for rental, as are tables, chairs and stage.  During the non-Ice season they are available for wedding dances, class reunions, conventions, banquets, etc.  Contact the Park and Rec. office for more information at 433-1881.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoes and kayaks are a great way to view and enjoy the scenic Cedar River State Water Trail and area wildlife.  Launch in the Cedar River and enjoy miles of beautiful scenery.

Cedar River Canoe and Kayak Rental

309 11th Ave SW   p: 507-438-7755

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Canoe and Kayak Rental

1304 21st St NE    p: 507-437-7519

Public Launch Sites:

Driener Park                 8th St SE

Ramsey Dam                3504 11th Pl NE

Marcusen Park             901 S Main St

Mill Pond                       600 N Main St

East Side Lake             8th Ave and Oakland Pl NE

Riverwood Landing       intersection of 180th St and 536th Ave,
                                     5 miles south of Austin

DID YOU KNOW?  Picturesque and historic Marcusen Park has been creating community and family memories for 70 years.  Not only notable for being the home field for Austin's town ball teams, it has witnessed a legendary home run hit by the Twin's Kent Hrbek and games played by fellow MLB players Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield, and Austin's own Mike Wuertz.  It is also the first Minnesota community field with LED lighting.

Walking Paths/Bike Trails
At Shirley Theel Memorial Park there is a 1/2- mile path provided by Austin Zontas. The Mill Pond provides a beautiful .88 mile path and is located on North Main Street.

DID YOU KNOW?  Austin, Minnesota has been awarded Honorable Mention for being a Bike Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclist.

Bike Trail — Mill Pond to Todd Park is 2.1 miles
Mill Pond to Community Park is 2.1 miles

Sand Volleyball Courts

  • Lions Park
  • Todd Park by the large Pavillion
  • Todd Park by the South Complex
  • Horace Austin Park east of the Municipal Pool

Pet Exercise
East of Marcusen Stadium and S. of 9th Ave SE
West of St. John’s Church, N of 13th Ave NW & W of 12th St NW
N end of Eastside Lake, S of 8th Ave NE from the bridge westRecreation

City recreation is responsible for planning, promoting and organizing a comprehensive recreation program for all ages. The philosophy is to provide the most complete recreation programs possible for the greatest number of people at the lowest price. Children’s programs are offered as inexpensively as possible while adult programs are self-supporting.

Fall/Winter Programs

  • Rec. Center
  • Wall climbing
  • Youth Volleyball
  • Youth Basketball
  • Soccer

Municipal Swimming Pool

Swim Lessons

  • Adaptive swim lessons
  • Open swim, lap swim

Special Events

  • Noon Kiwanis Track meets
  • Jr. Golf Tournament
  • Summer Programs
  • Bowling
  • Youth softball
  • Boys basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Soccer
  • T-Ball
  • Girls basketball league
  • Girls volleyball league

Adult Programs

  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Track
  • Kickball

Youth Activity Center

Located in the Riverside Arena side rooms at 501 2nd Ave NE, use the NE entrance. Youth must be at least 5th grade to enter. Open hours are Sunday 11:30—4 pm, Mon-Thurs 3:30-8 pm, Friday 3:30-10 pm, and Saturday 1-10 pm. Lounge area includes: Computer lab, pool tables, TV’s with dish, surround sound, DVD/VCR, stereo, Nintendo 64, Game Cube, darts, foosball tables, ping pong tables, air hockey and free popcorn!


Austin County Club
I-90 at 1202 28th St NE     p: 507-437-7631

Meadow Greens

25239 540th Avenue         p: 507-433-4878

Disk Golf
Located throughout Todd Park with a 27-hole disk golf course. If you are looking for something new and challenging, grab your disc and give the course a try. South Driesner Park also offers an exciting 9 holes.

DID YOU KNOW?  Austin, Minnesota hosted the Professional Disc Golf State championship tournament in 2017


Cedar Valley Conservation Club
25026 US Hwy 218            p: 507-437-4537

Opportunities for shooters of all ages and levels of experience - trap, skeet and 5-stand sporting clays; rifle and pistol ranges for practice; youth shooting programs

Park Rules
Parks are open from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm. No camping, parking or driving on the grass, no glass, no hitting golf balls. Speed limit is 15 mph.

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